Romeo and Juliet Gcse

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Act 3 scene 1 is a terrific piece of drama. How does Shakespeare engage the audience’s interest and build up tension and anticipation of future events in the play?

Romeo and Juliet is a terrific Shakespeare play. It is a play of love and tragedy. It shows two people from families who are enemies, and who fall in love. In act 3 scenes 1 though it all turns around, the tragic death of two people turn it. I will say in this essay how it changes the play and how the langue and style in this play keeps you interested. I will also say how the tension builds up in scene 1 and how it keeps you on the edge of your seat during the fight scene. Romeo and Juliet was written in 1595 by William Shakespeare. The genre of the play is a tragedy. A tragedy is where a great or noble falls from grace because of a fault or flow in character. He/she dies at the end. The down fall and death are inevitable because of the flow. I think that the reason this particular play is still so popular, is because of the balance of loads of emotions. The love mixed with hate keeps you intrigued. Also in the fight scene when Tybalt wants to fight Romeo, and he says no so Marcutio takes his place, you almost see the rivalry between the two. In Romeo and Juliet we first see that Romeo is in love with someone else, a nun. His friends Marcutio and Benvolio try to cheer him up by taking him to a party. Romeo first says no, but when he sees that the girl he loves, Rosaline, will be there, he says yes in a heartbeat. When they all go to the party they realize that it is the Capulet’s party, and they still crash it. While they are there Romeo, who is a Montague, sees a young girl called Juliet, who he soon realises that she is lady Capulet’s daughter. Romeo and Juliet start talking and up kissing but when Tybalt finds out that Romeo is there, he soon leaves. When all of his friends are looking for him he hides in a garden, but the garden isn’t just any ones garden, its Juliet’s. He doesn’t realise at...
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